Welcome to our good news update! We try and share so many good stories with you as often as we can. There’s so much going at Mustard Tree since the opening of our new building and growing our services, so we wanted to put some of the achievements of our people together from our diverse communities. It doesn’t matter who you are, there’s an opportunity for you at Mustard Tree. Well done to everyone!
Eunice has been a hardworking and trustworthy part of our warehouse and vans team for almost a year. With help from our support team, he has just recently started his SIA training to achieve his security badge qualification. This will hopefully open the door to further employment opportunities in the private security industry.
Henry, a part of our retail team, has secured a work placement at KPMG through our partnership with Business in the Community! A fantastic opportunity working in one of their teams. Gavin from BIC has worked with us advising our volunteers to use their skills to get into fantastic placements.
For the past few weeks, Esther has been doing a work placement with Rocksalt, a fantastic IT consultancy service local to Oldham. She has been working with the team to provide support on reporting and infrastructure. After brilliant performance, Esther has also had her placement extended!
Connor is undertaking a new placement from Resources NE with us on one of our collections/deliveries van in Eccles for 4 weeks. Resources NE help connect young people with apprenticeships and training. He is working as drivers mate to Des (pictured left) one of our full time drivers and really enjoying his time and making lots of new friends.
Borris is really enjoying volunteering on the vans learning skills in collections, deliveries and logistics as a drivers mate and this has increased his confidence. Borris is currently seeking Asylum and from his time at Mustard Tree, it has helped him to getinvolved more with his community and also having people he can trust to help understand the asylum process.
He has come along way already at MT and has recently discovered a flare for art. Russell has been spending some creative time in our arts space and has created this picture detailing his version of the Mustard Tree and all the volunteers and staff who are based here in Little Hulton. By attending art classes, he feels his confidence has increased!
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